Editors’ Pick Represents Best Information Sources

ScientificAmerican.com, the Online component of Scientific American magazine, unveils its second annual Sci/Tech Web Awards 2002 – naming 50 of the best Web resources for those seeking information on science and technology.

On Monday, June 3, ScientificAmerican.com will post the awardees and links to the winning sites. The ScientificAmerican.com Sci/Tech Web Awards 2002 covers ten categories of interest – archeology and paleontology; astronomy and astrophysics; biology; chemistry; computer science; earth and environment; engineering and technology; mathematics; medicine; physics.

Within each category, there are links to the editors’ pick of the top five sites, along with a brief description. There is no fee to access the list or the various sites. Scientific American editors reviewed hundreds of Web sites and selected the 50 they deemed the most valuable science and technology resources. The editors, however, do not endorse the sites or the products and services they may contain.

“The Sci/Tech Web Awards highlights science and technology sites that are informative, interesting and fun,” explained Mina Lux, managing director of ScientificAmerican.com. “This resource will be of interest to a broad audience, from researchers in a particular science or technology field, to educators seeking information for students, to professionals conducting research for their business.” The annotated listing will help visitors hone in on information that meets their need for information.

The editors of Scientific American will notify winners via e-mail and invite them to link back to ScientificAmerican.com. The Sci/Tech Web Awards 2002 will be posted at: http://www.scientificamerican.com

ScientificAmerican.com, which debuted in 1996, provides daily coverage of science and technology, making it a leading online destination with more than 1,700,000 visitors per month.

For more than 155 years, Scientific American magazine, one of the world’s most enduring and revered magazines, has chronicled major innovations and scientific discoveries using expert accounts and assorted journalistic features.

The Scientific American Magazine Group is operated by Holtzbrinck Publishers, a U.S. subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, which is a privately held international media corporation with operations in more than 40 countries. In addition to The Scientific American Magazine Group, Holtzbrinck Publishers includes the book publishing houses Farrar, Straus & Giroux; W. H. Freeman; Henry Holt and Company; St. Martin’s Press and Tor; the academic and scholarly publishing company Palgrave U.S.; the College Publishing Group of Bedford Freeman Worth and the distribution company VHPS.

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